"I bet on me [to defeat Lyoto Machida], of course (laughs). I’m well trained and I’m ready. If the fight was in one week I’d already be ready. It’s an important fight for me, I’m in the moving on and I’m going [to UFC 94] to kill or die."
Undefeated Chute Boxe-trained mixed martial artist Thiago Silva talks about the importance of his upcoming fight against fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida at UFC 94: "St. Pierre vs. Penn 2" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 31. It was a highly anticipated 205-pound bout that was originally scheduled for UFC 89: "Bisping vs. Leben" on October 18; however, Silva had to withdraw from the contest because of a back injury sustained during training. He's apparently all healed ready to rock as soon as next week ... to bad we will have to wait until Super Bowl weekend.